When I look at the work of other photographers, what’s important for me is to see their vision in a photograph, not just a raw document.
I have never been interested in photographs based solely on aesthetics, divorced from reality. I also doubt very much whether this is possible.
My photographs are acts of eloquent homage and deep remorse about [New York City]. I am profoundly moved by its lyric beauty and horrified by its cruelty and suffering.